All-Pro quarterback Joe Theismann shared story of triumph over tragedy during 2023 Athletics Dinner
The MC's annual Athletic Scholarship Dinner was held Thursday, March 23rd
A Super Bowl-winning quarterback who bounced back from a career-ending injury to carve a successful niche in NFL broadcasting shared his inspiring story during the annual Mississippi College Dr. Don Phillips Athletics Dinner March 23.
Joe Theismann, a three-time All-Pro selection who guided the Washington Redskins to consecutive Super Bowls, including a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in 1983, served as the keynote speaker for a dinner that has become one of the most important events for the MC Athletic Department.
During the last 18 years, Choctaw athletic dinners have raised more than $2 million – including more than $220,000 last year – to benefit all 18 of the University’s varsity athletic programs for men and women.
Kenny Bizot, MC athletic director, said funds raised at the event support the Choctaws as they compete in the Gulf South Conference and nationally.
“It’s a special night that brings the MC family together, including our coaches, our fans, MC faculty and staff, and community members who have generously supported our program for many years,” Bizot said. “The event puts us all together in one place and helps strengthen our relationships.”
Theismann told the audience about his experience as a college and NFL football player. His motivational speech highlighted his horrific injury that served as a “game-changer” in this life.
Theismann described how he rose above adversity to get where he is today. It was an uplifting story that the audience couldn’t help but enjoy.